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Road traffic injuries: the facts

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Road Traffic Injuries 

About 1.3 million people die each year in road accidents, and between 20-50 million are injured. By 2030, road accidents will be the 5th leading cause of death worldwide, killing more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria COMBINED. In sub-Saharan Africa, road deaths are the leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 29 and the second leading cause of death for people ages 5 to 14. Road deaths cost the region $10 billion annually.

 

United Nations And Road Safety

United Nations Road Safety Collaboration

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Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013

Road traffic injuries are the eighth leading cause of death globally, and the leading cause of death for young people aged 15–29 . More than a million people die each year on the world’s roads, and the cost of dealing with the consequences of these road traffic crashes runs to billions of dollars . Current trends suggest that by 2030 road traffic  deaths will become the fifth leading cause of death unless urgent action is taken.

Click here to read the full report: Global Status Report on Road Safety 2013